Gardner syndrome is a subtype of FAP in which patients also get certain benign tumors.
Both Gardner syndrome and FAP are caused by defects in the gene APC.
A risk factor is anything that affects a person’s chance of getting a disease such as cancer. And many people who get the disease may have few or no known risk factors.
Ask your doctor about having regular blood tests or ultrasound exams to look for problems and the possibility of genetic testing.
Other thyroid cancers: People with certain inherited medical conditions have a higher risk of more common forms of thyroid cancer.
The genetic basis for these cancers is not totally clear.
Follicular thyroid cancers are more common in areas of the world where people’s diets are low in iodine.
This syndrome is caused by defects in the gene PRKAR1A.